URA FC head coach Sam Timbe says that their goalless draw with Al Masry in the CAF Confederation Cup Qualifiers was a fair result after some of their players tested positive for COVID-19.
URA were dealt with a huge blow when 13 of their players including Captain Shafic Kagimu, Viane Ssekajuko and Steven Mukwala returned positive tests and missed the match.
Al Masry missed from the spot with Amr Moussa’s low strike saved by goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi in a game that ended goalless at St Mary’s in Kitende.
“I would say the result was fair after we lost 10 of our first team players who were in the camp and they were told at the last moment,” says Sam Timbe.
The gaffer adds that he was grateful with the players for following instructions.
“I told the boys to go out and fight for that cause and God helped us they followed the instructions and we fought hard. We both missed chances and that’s why we got a goalless draw”.
The result leaves the Tax collectors with unfair advantage ahead of the return leg on October 23rd in Egypt.
“We need to improve on our interception of the ball and trapping the opponents.
“We are going to do a lot of preparations to sharpen our mistakes and see whether our colleagues will recover in time to join us.”
URA FC will visit Al Masry for the return leg on Saturday as both sides seek to book a place in the playoff round.
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